Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - The Root Digger - Yakima border=
Title:
The Root Digger - Yakima
Date:
1909
Size:
Volume, 9.5 x 12.5 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
Salmon and bread made from roots were the staples of the Yakima diet. The most commonly eaten roots were carrots and camas. Many roots were used to make bread by drying them, pulverizing, and making into cakes. Pictured here by Edward Curtis is a woman digging up roots to be used as food.

This photogravure was taken in 1909 by Edward S. Curtis. The piece was printed on Japon Vellum and is available for sale in out Aspen Art Gallery.
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